This post on ORWO UT-18 color reversal film was the first one on this blog. And the first “readable” image I proudly produced and shared here was this:
UT, as I mentioned before, stands for Umkehr Tageslicht — reversible daylight. Besides DIN 18 (ISO 50), UT had its great time as DIN 15, 16, 20, 21 … Read the rest
Developed somewhere in the ’40s, Kodak Ektachrome had many versions and formats during the years, until Kodak discontinued it in about 2007. Ektachrome and processes E-1 through E-6 were meant to simplify film developing and make it more amateur-friendly, while keep colors vivid and rich. Wikipedia told me that this film has been extensively used … Read the rest
Here is my experience with cross-processing of color negatives in ORWO C-9165 — a color reversal process from the ’80s. This process has been designed for ORWO reversible series of films like UT and UK. I have illustrated it and some results here and here. This process is similar to Kodak Process E-2 from … Read the rest
“There’s no sense to develop ORWO Chrom UT-21 in its original process nowadays.”
—Person who’s about to be proven extremely wrong.
Here is a throwback to the ’80s, when this film was in steady production from ORWO to satisfy color aesthetic needs of those who had no access to Kodachrome (wink-wink). Manufactured in German Democratic … Read the rest
Few years ago, after a quick encounter with black and white development processes, trying not to be one-trick pony and without proper preparation I jumped to color reversal process ORWO C-9165. This is an old, pre-E-6 process applicable to many color reversal films, but mainly intended for ORWO UT (Umkehrfilm für Tageslicht) and … Read the rest
Let me talk a bit for Agfa Process 41. There will be pictures, too.
In the heaven of slide films, on the stairway to E-6 one of the last steps was this very process. It was in a firm use in the ’70s before Agfa introduced Agfachrome 200 film in about 1981 and, logically, Agfa … Read the rest
C9165 recipe — CORRECTED… Read the rest